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Gravdigr 08-05-2018 06:19 PM

I was gonna go with sand dollar.

Happy Monkey 08-05-2018 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce (Post 1012789)
Winner!, Chalk it is. Not the shit your teacher used on the blackboard, the White Cliffs of Dover type of chalk.

I knew I'd seen something like that before. I just couldn't place it.

beauregaardhooligan 11-13-2018 06:43 PM

Update to post #665
 
I finally got around to hooking this thing up to a little motor from a CD carousel tray and a solar panel.
Not *quite* the disco ball we imagined, but still kindaKewl.
https://youtu.be/Ij6ZHqTLSW8

Happy Monkey 11-13-2018 07:12 PM

Heh, I recently got a few of those. Haven't done anything with them yet.
Your contraption might work better with a good flashlight at night.

BigV 11-13-2018 11:07 PM

you could make the imperfect ones the star of a great kaleidoscope

xoxoxoBruce 11-13-2018 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by beauregaardhooligan (Post 1018808)
I finally got around to hooking this thing up to a little motor from a CD carousel tray and a solar panel.
Not *quite* the disco ball we imagined, but still kindaKewl.
https://youtu.be/Ij6ZHqTLSW8

OMG, do you have a cat? /thinking mean to kitty thoughts. :blush:

Gravdigr 11-14-2018 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Monkey (Post 1018810)
Heh, I recently got a few of those. Haven't done anything with them yet.
Your contraption might work better with a good flashlight at night.

Laser pointer.

beauregaardhooligan 12-07-2018 07:43 PM

Identify this deadwood?
 
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I couldn't find a good thread to post this under, so if someone has a better suggestion, please let me know.
We've been harvesting lots of ash for firewood lately thanks to the EmeraldAshBorer so we thought that's what this was. After cutting it down and running it through the log splitter, it is definitely not ash. The wood is super dense and very heavy, kinda red, almost orange, and it's so stringy it fights the logsplitter wedge almost to the end. Ash tends to pop apart as soon as the thick part of the wedge gets to it.
Also note the pic without the bark. The EAB leaves a distinctive, wandering track when it eats away the cambium. The bug that killed these trees leaves a radiating starburst type of track under the bark. The standing dead tree's bark will fall off in big sheets as a result, just like the EAB's victims.
These trees are long dead and perfectly seasoned for firewood, but without the leaves it's really hard to tell what it is.
Any ideas?

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2018 02:09 AM

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Bark Beetle?

BigV 12-08-2018 10:48 AM

beau, approximately where were these trees harvested from?

beauregaardhooligan 12-08-2018 12:37 PM

North central Ohio, close to CedarPoint.
They are very tall and very little branching, but they were in a wooded lot.
This one was just over a foot in diameter at the base, and probably atLeast 40, 50, or 60 foot tall.

Griff 12-08-2018 12:41 PM

I think maple.

xoxoxoBruce 12-08-2018 01:18 PM

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Maybe Eucalyptus?

xoxoxoBruce 12-09-2018 01:53 AM

Reading about guitar building they say there is two kinds of Ash...

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Ash can come from various sources. You have hard ash, which has a lot of bite, almost like maple, but with more (and chunkier) lows. Hard ash is generally speaking on the heavier side. Swamp ash, on the other hand, is much lighter, with less compression in the tone. You will get an opener sound with lots of highs and upper mids that cut through the mix like a hot knife through butter. The difference between a billet cut from the top or the bottom of the tree makes a huge difference in tone. A high-cut piece of hard ash might be closer to the sound you’re looking for than a lower cut of swamp ash. This goes for all woods, but in my experience this is even stronger the case with ash than other types.

Gravdigr 12-09-2018 06:18 AM

Red oak?


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